Speech About Grandfather

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Today I would like to talk about a man, who lived his whole life with struggling to make a future for himself. This man did not have any family to rely on, and he lived a life full of hardship that seemed to never end, but he never gave up, he was able to change his future, which at that time seemed inescapable. This man was able to change many lives, including mine. Not only did he make a better life for himself, and in doing that he was able to change his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren’s lives. This man is Saleh Abdullah Alkulaibi and I am proud to say that he is my grandfather. My grandfather was born in 1930 in Al-hassah Oasis. He was the only one of all of his siblings to survive, in that hash period of time. At the…show more content…
But my grandfather was illiterate, he could not read or write so he needed looked for a job that did not require reading and writhing. He didn’t care what the job is as long as he became independent, and able to provide for himself. So he moved from Al-hassah to Dhahran at the age of seventeen to apply for a job at the Arabian American company as we call it now Aramco. Once he got to Dhahran there where no housing for Saudis, so for several weeks he lived in tents in the suburbs of Dhahran that they called the Saudi camps. In those weeks, he would wake up at the early hours of the morning before the sun rises, then he would his long way to Dammam, for more the two hors he would walk on the dirty road that would led him to the registration office. Every day he would go, and everyday the line to for the offices was lengthy and they would never reach him by the end of the day, but still he never gave up, he continued going, and finally he reached the end of the line, and was finally haired in the Arabian American company as waiter. he was paid only 3 SR, he worked there for thirty-one years and the highest his salary ever got was 3,000 SR. My grandfather resigned from Aramco in the mid 70s he opened the biggest supermarket in Al-khobar at that time, one of his biggest achievements, until he sold it…show more content…
He educated all of his children the important of seeking opportunities, and never overlooking them no matter how embarrassing or humiliating it may seem. He taught his children to be independent just like he was and learn how to take care of themselves. He also taught them to never give up, and being determined, and not waver against all odds. My grandfather lived a life of hardships but he is still was an optimistic person. He never gave up hope, he changed many people’s lives around him, including
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